Wow – where do we begin?! This year, we accepted 45 entries and the top 12 were judged by beer legend and Boston Beer co-founder, Jim Koch. We were blown away by the incredible homebrew entries and had a blast drinking some delicious Sam Adams beers with Jim Koch. Congratulations to First Place Winner Tommy Crawford for brewing a professional quality Black IPA that won him two tickets to the sold out Great American Beer Festival and to all of the homebrewers who placed or took the time to handcraft and homebrew their entries for the 9th Annual Binny’s Homebrew Contest sponsored by Samuel Adams. Winners and photos below. See you next year!
Legendary golfer Fuzzy Zoeller hit a hole in one with his own vodka that tastes like victory. He wants to share his award-winning Fuzzy’s Vodka with you, and sign a bottle for you too. After a career of victories on tours – the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour – he’s ready to tour Binny’s.
Thursday, April 28th
Binny’s Oak Brook
Visit our events page for info on upcoming tastings and fun happenings at your local Binny’s.
The highly anticipated imperial stout from the north has left the barrels and is ready to be poured in Chicago. Join us April 1st (no joke, promise!) at our Lincoln Park Tasting Room or South Loop Tasting Room during the times below for an epic Founders Tap Takeover, including 2016 KBS and special surprises from Founders you won’t want to miss.
Want to get your hands on bottles of your own? Binny’s is releasing KBS on April 1st when doors open at 9am at all Binny’s locations. Yes, all stores. Yes, even that one. (Hyde Park opens at 10am) Allocation is set at at least two bottles at all Binny’s locations. Founders Tap Takeover event info after the jump…
Friday, April 1st
Founders 2016 KBS Release
All Binny’s Locations
Join Chicago’s celebrity chef Rick Bayless for an exclusive cooking demonstration and sampling of Tocayo, his new step into the world of brewing. Bayless will give an in-depth cooking demonstration, share his best-kept guacamole secrets and take photos with fans. Passed appetizers, taco stations and Tocayo samples will also be available. Proceeds benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Event info and more about Tocayo Hominy White Ale after the jump…
Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day in pure Irish fashion at Binny’s, your “Official” St. Patrick’s Day headquarters. Taste favorites like Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Bailey’s, Fireball, Tippy Cow, Bushmills, Guinness and much more! Learn how to make a Jameson Irish Mule, while your Jameson branded beanie gets printed with the logo of your choice. Jam to our bagpiper’s tunes from 1-5pm and score plenty of emerald swag for the holiday.
“Official” St. Patrick’s Day Event
Thursday, March 3rd
Don’t be selfish – share this post with your friends! There will be plenty of green swag for everyone.
Bourbon Women Night is an opportunity to taste bourbon and network with the women of the spirits industry. Sample from a selection of 50+ spirits and discover new favorites from all over the country. From Rhine Hall’s locally made brandy to George Dickel’s Tenessee Rye Whiskey to Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey, it is a unique tasting experience. In anticipation of this year’s Bourbon Women Night, we’re excited to announce a few highlights. But first, save the date!
Bourbon Women Night
Binny’s Lincoln Park
Thursday, March 17th
Buy Tickets Here
Join us at the fourth annual Cider Summit Chicago , the largest ever tasting of artisanal ciders from around the world. It’s at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. You’ll get to meet cidermakers, sample from a selection of 90+ ciders and taste awesome food. We’ll be there to chat… so be sure to stop by the table with the big Binny’s banner. Who knows, maybe we’ll have surprises. More info after the jump.
Stressed about holiday shopping? De-stress with Kahlua at this two-day event. Bring your unwrapped presents (limit 2 per customer) to Binny’s Bolingbrook, and have them wrapped while you indulge in brownies, coffee, candy and Kahlua holiday cocktails. Mrs. Claus is bringing Kahlua’s elves to wrap your presents in a Kahlua airstream. You’ll also have a chance to win swag, prizes and more!
John Meisler, Executive Chef and Global Brand Ambassador for Serralles USA is making his way around to a few Binny’s locations to share his classic New Orleans style cooking. Chef Meisler is known for his iconic recipes that he makes with Don Q Rum. This year, he is going to whip up a few different recipes that you can learn how to make for your holiday dinners, including cocktails to pair.
UPDATED 11/10/15 — Vintage BCBS info!
UPDATED 11/17/15 — Bloomington and Champaign info.
UPDATED 11/19/15 — Goose Island Bourbon County Snifters.
UPDATED 11/25/15 — Goose Island Bourbon County Prices.
Ah, November. The month of mustaches, cold weather, unlimited stuffing and – of course – the ultimate shopping day. We say this every year, but Goose Island has outdone themselves with an even better lineup of barrel-aged beers than ever, and an eventful Black Friday planned for beer lovers in Chicago. Binny’s locations across Chicagoland will all release Bourbon County Brand Stout when doors open on Friday, November 27, with the grandest release of them all right next door to the Goose Clybourn brewpub at our Lincoln Park location. Here’s what you need to know: